Work Experience with Your Local Council

Looking for somewhere to do your work experience? A great place to consider is your local Council.

Many local Councils have structured work experience programs for high school students, as well as VET and university students looking for placements. They’re definitely worth considering on your work experience search.


Why should I do work experience with the Council?


One of the main benefits of work experience with the Council is that they often have a huge variety of departments. This means you have heaps of areas to choose from, no matter what your interests might be. They often include things like:

  • Business
  • Construction and Trades
  • Horticulture
  • Events and Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Arts and Libraries
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Planning and Development

Plus a ton more!


Where can I find out more?


To see if your local Council offers work experience, take a look at their website. You can find your local Council via a handy directory of all local Councils in each State and Territory:

If you can’t find any information, you might like to contact them directly and ask.

Keep an eye out to see if they have any opening and closing dates for their work experience programs so you don’t miss out. Many Councils encourage you to apply at least 6 weeks before you want to do your placement, so it’s best to apply ASAP.


Want more work experience opportunities?


If you’re still not sure, you can take a look at heaps of other opportunities we’ve found in our Work Experience database.


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